Knicks Morning News (Sunday, Jul 15 2012)
LAS VEGAS â?? Point guard Chris Smith has one big supporter on the Knicks in his brother J.R. Smith, but he will need more than that. He will need a good five games in the Las Vegas summer league that began Saturday for the Knicks.
He was off to a…
Maybe the first reaction will be anger, or sadness, or regret, because we were all there in those early hours of Jeremy Lin’s reign, when it seemed he was equal parts Joe Hardy and Roy Hobbs, when every night brought something new, when Knicks fans learned to fall in…
The Knicks’ signing of Raymond Felton all but guarantees that Jeremy Lin will join the Houston Rockets, league sources told The Post.
LAS VEGAS â?? Linsanity got his money, but it looks like it won’t be from the Knicks.
In a stunning turn of events in the past 24 hours…
The Knicks are officially on the clock.
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According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, the Knicks officially received Jeremy Lin’s 3-year, $25 million offer sheet from Houston on Saturday night, meaning they have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday to match it or let Lin go to the Rockets.
At first look, it seems like it makes little sense for the Knicks to match.
At the end of the season and on Thursday in Las Vegas, Mike Woodson said Jeremy Lin will “absolutely” be the starting point guard next season.
As for matching the Houston Rockets’ three-year, roughly $25 million offer sheet, Woodson said the Knicks would “absolutely” (once again) do so. In fact, he said he didn’t even blink once when the high offer was made.
Portland Trail Blazers
The New York Knicks have agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the Portland Trail Blazers that will bring point guard Raymond Felton and center Kurt Thomas to New York in exchange for center Dan Gadzuric and forward Jared Jeffries, league sources confirmed Saturday night.
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The deal, for three years and $10 million according to USA Today, raises the possibility the Knicks will not match the offer sheet Jeremy Lin signed with the Houston Rockets earlier this week.
Raymond Felton is coming back to the Knicks, and it raises questions about the future of Jeremy Lin.
The Knicks struck a deal to reacquire Raymond Felton, the veteran point guard, sparking immediate, furious speculation that the franchise was ready to let Jeremy Lin leave for Houston.
The New Orleans Hornets have matched the Phoenix Suns’ four-year, $58 million offer to Eric Gordon, a restricted-free-agent guard.
The Boston Celtics made it official Saturday more than a week after Kevin Garnett reportedly agreed to a three-year contract.
Raymond Felton is returning to New York, calling into question whether the Knicks plan to re-sign fellow point guard Jeremy Lin.
Kyrie Irving, the NBA’s reigning rookie of the year, broke his right hand during the Cavaliers’ practice on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Acquired in a trade with the Hawks in which the Nets did not have to surrender any of the team’s key players, Joe Johnson is an underrated star who may finally have found the right home.
In a stunning turn of events, the Daily News has learned that the Knicks completed a trade to acquire point guard Raymond Felton from the Portland Trail Blazers
It’s good being Jeremy Lin. You got a new $25 million contract on the horizon after signing an offer sheet with the Rockets Friday, an ESPY Award and bow tie to boot.
The Knicks may still buy into the notion that Jeremy Lin is some kind of savior-in-waiting for them. But if they essentially buy Lin off the Rockets for the offer sheet Houston has offered him, maybe they are the ones who are a little bit Linsane.